Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by fyellin, May 14, 2009.
Can anyone confirm that the WRT54G-TM is Tomato compatible? If so is it -ND compatible?
Yes to both questions, running 1 myself as access point, 1 as wireless bridge, and 1 configured as a spare.
You upgrade to dd-wrt first, then to tomato. Let me se if I can find the link...
Thanks. Can you tell me the core revision? (Value of "nvram get wl0_corerev")
I've already managed to find instructions for installing dd-wrt on this device. I may, in fact, be able to get them with dd-wrt already installed. I wanted to insure that they really fit my needs.
Okay, I used the search function, and found the post where I originally asked about it. Here is a link to that post http://www.linksysinfo.org/forums/showthread.php?t=60377
Here is a link to the procedure for converting it to DD-WRT http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/WRT54G-TM
please read the procedure carefully, be comfortable with what you are doing before you start to do it. On this particular router, you need to update the cfe first, and then update the firmware to dd-wrt. I suspect you could probably update the cfe and then go directly to installing tomato, but I don't recommend that you take that risk, as you may end up breaking the router. The added step of going to DD-WRT first add less than 10 minutes to the procedure, and I can tell you after doing it three times, there is no problem at all if you follow the procedure exactly.
The router runs fine with the stock version of tomato, but I really like the latest version by Victek, here is a link to that http://cdn.adslzone.net/pub/repos/victek/Tomato/Tomato_RAF_1.23.8515.5-ND.7z (Victek, I hope that direct link is okay with you, I apologize if it is not.)
All three of the routers I have are very happy overclocked to 250 MHz, although I don't recommend you overclock your router unless you have a need to do so. IOW, if the amount of bandwidth you have plus the features you use often times put the router right on it's edge of usability, then I would overclock. If not, there is no benefit and only risk.
Well, see you were watching ;-)
I prefer to get the router with stock firmware, makes me feel it's not been monkeyed with in any way, but that's up to you. If you get it with DD-WRT, you do have the advantage of losing 2 opportunities to create a brick!
Here's the telnet session from my router.
Tomato v1.23.8515.5 RAF ND
BusyBox v1.12.3 (2009-04-06 17:22:26 CEST) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.
# nvram get wl0_corerev
Yes, I'm running Tomato on three of them, so far.
The Doctor: Many thanks for your help, advise, and detailed information. This is exactly what I was looking for.
I had not considered the possibility of "monkeying" in purchasing an already modded device. If I do decide to purchase these, I will be sure to take precautions.